Title of the title: Degree in Biochemistry
Branch of knowledge: Sciences
Center where it is taught: Faculty of Sciences [L] Avda. Alfonso XO Sabio, s / n. 27002 Lugo
Date of authorization for the implementation of the title by the Xunta de Galicia: Orde do 16/06/2020 (DOG do 1/07/2020)
Date of publication in the BOE:
Date of the last accreditation: 05/18/2020
Responsible for the title: Fraga Lopez, Francisco Jose
Title coordinator: Barcia Vieitez, Ramiro
Teaching conditions:Offer periodicity: annual
Type of teaching: face-to-face
Study regime: full time / part time
Languages of use: Spanish GalicianInteruniversity degree: No
Coordinating University:University of Santiago de CompostelagoalsOffer students a knowledge of all areas related to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in sectors as diverse as: food, biosanitary, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, environmental and chemical.
Train students to be able to carry out work and studies in any area related to Biochemistry and its relationship with living beings, in good agreement with the profiles defined in the White Book of the Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry. These profiles include a wide range of professional activities such as: teaching, research, work in R & D & i laboratories, in the pharmaceutical industry and in other sectors.
Constitute a complementary degree offer to the degrees and masters already existing at Campus Terra.
Efficiently take advantage of the existing human and material resources both in the Faculty of Sciences and in the Terra Campus.
Enable the retention of talent, so that the human capital captured can be invested in the development of the research groups of Campus Terra.Basic skillsThat students demonstrate possessing and understanding knowledge in an area of study that starts from the base of general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, although it is supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects that imply knowledge from of the vanguard of his field of study
That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the competences that are usually demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of study
That students have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data (usually within their area of study) to make judgments that include reflection on relevant issues of a social, scientific or ethical nature
That students can transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialized and non-specialized audiences
That students develop those learning skills necessary to undertake further studies with a high degree of autonomyStudy planItineraries or mentions:
This title includes two mentions:Mention in Agri-Food Biochemistry
Mention in Applied BiochemistryTo obtain any of the mentioned mentions, the student must take 12 ECTS of the optional subjects corresponding to each mention. However, students may also choose to complete the study plan (240 ECTS) without obtaining any of the indicated mentions, taking the optional credits (12 ECTS) from among the subjects offered in the study plan.
Credit transfer and recognition:
It consists of the acceptance by a university of the credits that were obtained in an official education, in the same or in another university, and that are computed in other different education for the purposes of obtaining an official degree.
It implies that in the official academic documents accrediting the successive teachings for each student, the totality of the credits obtained in official teachings taken previously, at the same or at another university, that have not led to the obtaining of an official degree, will be included.
The USC regulates these two figures in the following regulations published on the web:
Recognition of university activities and transversal competences of the usc:
Students will be able to obtain up to a maximum of 12 optional credits for the recognition of the activities contemplated in article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 and of the transversal competences of the USC. Cross-cutting competences for all USC Master's degrees are considered instrumental knowledge of (1) foreign languages; (2) Galician language, and (3) information and communication technologies. In any case, the maximum number of recognizable credits for the activities of article 12.8 of RD 1393/2007 will be 6.Professional outingsAt present, society calls for specialists in R & D & i, who have the ability to innovate, who can be integrated into multidisciplinary teams and who have the ability to adapt to the continuous changes that are currently taking place in the field of Biochemistry. Biochemistry is linked to sectors of societies as diverse as food, biosanitary (clinical analysis, molecular diagnosis, development and monitoring of new therapies), cosmetic, pharmaceutical, environmental and chemical.
This degree allows direct incorporation into the world of work, within the professional activities related to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and also provides training for the completion of master's studies in areas related to biosciences, thereby guiding students towards a profile professional in research and teaching, both university and non-university.
In more detail, the possible professional opportunities would be the following:The application of molecular biosciences to the study of health and disease, including the study of disease mechanisms, as well as the scrutiny, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of human diseases.
Biomedical and bioanalytical activity: application to clinical medicine of biochemical technologies in hospitals, pharmaceutical and clinical analysis laboratories, health research centers and related industries.
Research and higher education: universities, public and private centers for scientific and technological research and R + D + I departments of companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, analytical and instrumental sectors ...
Teaching in secondary education: in the area of experimental sciences (Natural, Physics, Chemistry) and life (Biology).
Food industry: food production and modification as the basis for the eradication of many of the world's food problems.
New technologies: biological computing, which will allow molecular organisms to carry out the tasks of a computer.
Chemistry and environment: generation of new fuels respectful with the environment and the processing and recovery of waste.